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Events in August

Saturday 27th

Bugeye + Glue (EP launch) + Posa


Tickets - £4adv


If Debbie Harry, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush, & Keith Moon had been kidnapped by vegan aliens & bred, sometimes being tortured with hot poky things, in the pursuit of the ultimate rock & roll sound, the result may have sounded a little like this. Blending cherry-liqueur lyrics, bubblegum-kneecap bass electrics, goth-heavy drum compactions & hi-rise guitar sculptures, maybe one day all music will sound this good. But for now Bugeye stand alone.


Glue is a grungy electro punk rock band based in West Ham, London. They recently released their debut EP, Balloon. Their songs cover themes of escape, resistance, alienation, hope, love and self-determination. Musically it incorporates shades of college rock, techno, art punk, folk and grunge, bearing similarities to bands like Pavement, Weezer, Nirvana, British Sea Power, Fugazi and Blur.

Seabright Arms - Bugeye + Glue (EP launch) + Posa

Tuesday 30th

Eff Raps + Blake Noir

Doors - 7.30pm

Tickets - £5

In an Industry full of rappers tipped the “one to watch”, the story of the 24-year old London born and raised recording artist, songwriter and record producer is an inspirational one to put in the picture. From BA’s to PA’s, Jason Ukaegbu better known by his stage name eff Raps, studied a music degree, juggling late nights in the recording studio with early mornings in the classroom.

He graduated from the University of Westminster with a B.A. in Commercial Music, as did Al Shux. Shortly after, he released his fifth mix tape "Since '91" on August 1st 2013.

Deciding not to release any material, eff Raps spent the entire 2014 year in the studio, both in London and in Germany, working on his debut EP entitled 'Long Story Short' which was released in August 2015, along with a 16 minute visual collage.




Twitter: @effraps

Facebook: Seabright Arms - Eff Raps + Blake Noir

Wednesday 31st

Divine Schism Presents: Slow Down, Molasses + Tigercats + Bill Botting & The Two Drink Minimums


Tickets - £5adv / £7 door

Events in September

Thursday 1st

Kilimanjaro Live Presents: Matthew Logan Vasquez + Juanita Stein


Tickets - £12adv

2015 (The Year of The Ram) has been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he’s finally decided to go it alone FOR THE FIRST TIME, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, to be released November, 2015 , and a full length LP, Solicitor Returns, to shortly follow in early 2016. This seachange is reflected on the EP’s stunning psych-folk-rock opener, a ballsy 18-minute track (yes EIGHTEEN minutes) that conjures desert visions of Crazy Horse guitar solos, David Crosby’s mustache, and all the good things about a journey through the past on mescaline. Matt actually grew up in Austin (and Dana Point, CA too) and the song is a slice of his life--an autobiography that isn’t even close to being finished-- an epic American saga that reflects his skill as a remarkable modern songwriter still on the rise. If Richard Linklater could write a song, this would be it. Seabright Arms - Kilimanjaro Live Presents: Matthew Logan Vasquez + Juanita Stein

Thursday 8th

Hyperbia presents: John McClean and The Clan + The Homing + Emily Faye

Doors - 8pm

Tickets - £5 on the door

Friday 9th

Shan Smile - Prisoner of Hope EP Launch


Tickets - £5adv

South London Singer-Songwriter; Shan Smile is back to celebrate the brand new release of her EP 'Prisoner of Hope’. An extended playlist that reflects the times we live in today, love & smiles. Having independently released previous projects Shan has been working hard on her writing, playing & performing skills, & is now ready to take the stage again and headline at the Sebright Arms.

Having graduated from The BRIT School where her love for music developed, she has gone on to graduating with a Music Business Degree, building up her online presence (gaining recognition and support from the likes of Alicia Keys, Lianne La Havas, Mali Music, Ledisi & more). Shan regularly performs around the UK and London's popular music venues & theatres where her fan base is on the rise.

Her music consists of a mixture of Soul, Pop & Folk. Many have said she is a mixture of Tracey Chapman, Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, & Whitney Houston. The night will consist of some special guest performances, a 4 piece band, DJ, some free cake and more.

Hard copies of the EP will be available on the night to purchase

Seabright Arms - Shan Smile - Prisoner of Hope EP Launch

Saturday 10th

Goodsoul Promotions Presents: Daniel Land and his band + AAG - All American Girl + Nicky Smith


Tickets - £6adv / £7 door

Sunday 11th

Damian Wilson


Tickets - £10adv

Damian Wilson is a musician, songwriter and vocalist that has appeared on over 70 separate album releases. Damian is mostly known in the progressive rock genre, as the lead singer of Threshold and Headspace. He also sang and toured with bands and projects such as Ayreon, Guy Fletcher and with Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble.

Damian will present his new solo album, Built for Fighting, to be released September 9th.

‘The man is a phenomenon’ - Rock Hard Magazine

‘Literally breathtaking’ - Classic Rock Magazine

‘Is there a better singer on the live circuit today? Quite possibly not’ - PROG magazine Seabright Arms - Damian Wilson

Monday 12th

Goodsoul Promotions Presents: Paolo Morena + ROOD + Egyptian Blue


Tickets - £6adv / £7 door

Tuesday 13th

Communion Presents: Benedict Benjamin + Amaroun


Tickets - £7.50adv Seabright Arms - Communion Presents: Benedict Benjamin + Amaroun

Wednesday 14th

Electrotheque Records Presents: tameBERSERK + Rainbow Cat + Special Guests

Doors - 7.45pm



"Kaleidoscopic alt pop. Think big beats, catchy hooks and a host of weird sounds and samples from this 2 piece multi instrument band."


Rainbow Cat

"Psychedelic sunshine pop. Think Brian Wilson’s innocence with Sgt Pepper’s thump and a keys sound like The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust meets Plastic Ono Band" Seabright Arms - Electrotheque Records Presents: tameBERSERK + Rainbow Cat + Special Guests

Thursday 15th

Breakers EP Launch + Theo Howarth (Triplet Code) & Indie Disco


Tickets - £5 from Kickstarter

'Indie rock as it should be...’ - Gareth Lloyd BBC Introducing 3 Counties

'blowed the roof off the joint' - Terry Tyler Half Moon Promoter Bishops Stortford

Hertfordshire based band Breakers have been hard at work in a practice room on a farm in the middle of the county. Their sound is a trade off of indie sensibilities, blistering shredding chops, methodical attention to groove and clever pop songwriting.

The band consists of Alex Bayly (Bishops Stortford), Jamie Archer (Hertford), Scott Carter (Hertford) and Oliver Townsend (Baldock). All of whom have had success playing in previous local bands such as The Last Men & Future Proof. Their sound takes various influences ranging from the technical punk bands of Washington DC’s label Dischord like Faraquet and Fugazi. Out and out glam rock elements of Styx and AC/DC, and a customary nod to British indie guitar bands such as The Smiths and early Bloc Party. Not to mention a big dose of American rock giants Queens of the Stone Age.

Since beginning the band in 2015 they’ve enjoy coverage on BBC Introducing 3 Counties for their self recorded demo version of Salty. Played various shows in the South East of England and Hertfordshire including The Half Moon (Bishops Stortford), Dog & Whistle (Hertford), Balstock Festival, The Sebright Arms (London) and their packed out show last month at the new Water Rats (London).

The band also self released a digital A/B side consisting of ‘Redrum’ & ‘Down to the river’ off the forthcoming EP. Which is currently available on Spotify & iTunes. The future is set for exciting things hopefully debuting our Redrum EP alongside a crowd funded Kickstarter campaign in which Breakers fans will get a hard copy of the album and a ticket to the EP launch show on the 15th of September at The Sebright Arms. After the launch show the EP will be available for download and streaming on all good services. Seabright Arms - Breakers EP Launch + Theo Howarth (Triplet Code) & Indie Disco

Friday 16th

Goodsoul Promotions Presents: Radar Men From The Moon + Trementina + Muertos


Tickets - £6adv / £7 door

Saturday 17th

Heavyball + Millie Manders + Ernie Jackson


Tickets - £4adv / £5 door


Heavyball are a new tone band now based in London but originally from Nottingham. Formed in late 2011 when brothers Bigface and Habs Salisbury and school friend Johnny Iball, began to play together. 2014 saw them joined by Tom 'Stone Cold' Frost on lead guitar.

The band’s sound is a modern interpretation of two tone and ska, with driving percussion and distinctive melodies. Influences include Viz, Shane Meadows and the story writing traditions of country and western.



Millie Manders:

“High-octane, fierce, bursting with attitude and almost obnoxiously addictive” – Fortitude Magazine

“If Kate Nash was actually any good, she’d probably sound like this” – Rock Sound

“The world needs more ballsy female vocalists like this.” – MOSH/Hit The Floor

Hailing from South London, born in Chertsey and raised in Lowestoft, Punk-Pop singer songwriter Millie Manders has had her fair share of shuffling about before landing on her feet.



Ernie Jackson

After earning enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim for the quality of his music, Ernie has been play listed on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and XFM London.

Playing live, he reveals his depth as a performer; with his distinctive, emotive voice, great stage presence and engaging personality.


Youtube: Seabright Arms - Heavyball + Millie Manders + Ernie Jackson

Wednesday 21st

Eat Your Own Ears Presents: Hairy Hands



Every Hairy Hands experience is a positive one when you hear the liquid funk and sultry melodies.

His debut album Within A Palms Reach was a shrine to the intricacies of percussion and handmade sounds that teased affections for heavy grooves. After the 2015's hot Battlecat EP he returned with the electro heavy funk of Suns and now YNA, the latter doused in vocoded vocals and synths so watery you could swim in them.

With Huw Stephens spinning the latest single on Radio 1, Hairy Hands won't be playing free shows for much longer. Sebright Arms is in for a night of irresistible electronic magic.

Friday 23rd

Sleeping Gun + Queensburys + Lost Ashore

Doors - 8pm

Tickets - £6 on the door

Saturday 24th

Lost In The Manor Presents: Attu + The medium Wave + Everywhere + Reykjavik Kids


Tickets - £6adv / £7 door

Attu (Live) 10:15pm

Medium Wave (Live) 9:30pm

Everywhere (Live) 8:45pm

Reykjavik Kids (Live) - 8pm


The medium Wave


Wednesday 28th

Strange Place presents Z-Star + The Vim Dicta


Tickets - £8adv Seabright Arms - Strange Place presents  Z-Star + The Vim Dicta

Thursday 29th

Strange Place Presents: The Greasy Slicks + Glass Peaks


Tickets - £7adv

Friday 30th

Club Fandango Presents: The Honey Ants + Noble Jacks


Tickets - £5adv Seabright Arms - Club Fandango Presents: The Honey Ants + Noble Jacks

Events in October

Saturday 1st

Pennyblack Music Presents: Madam + Idiot Son + Dream Maps


Tickets - £6adv / £7 door


After playing three times before at our nights, we are happy to welcome Madam back on the bill. Fronted by the charismatic chanteuse Sukie Smith, Madam's noirish, nocturnal music brings to mind PJ Harvey, Portishead, and Cat Power at their smokey, intoxicating, late night best. The band have released two critically acclaimed previous albums, 'In Case of Emergency' and 'Gone Before Morning'; have collaborated with artists such as Swervedriver's Adam Franklin, and completed a soundtrack for the debut feature film of Neophyte Films, 'Hush Your Mouth' - an "urban ghost story." Madam’s long-awaited third album, ‘Back to the Sea’, will be released digitally on the 5th August and on limited edition vinyl on the 23rd September.



Idiot Son remain something of a hidden secret. Based around frontman Andy Thompson, the band formed in the late 90s, but only released their first single, 'Sunflowers', in 2000. It would take another four years before they would release their debut album, 'Lummox', on their own Poppycock label, featuring shimmering, solitary acoustic guitar and cello alongside conventional drums and bass, all winding around Thompson's wry observations of the capital city and its stories.

Now they are returning after a recording absence of ten years with their second album, the similarly sublime ‘Stibbington’. Tracks such as ‘Hold the Engines’,. ‘The Best That Men Can Do’ and ‘HalfSwimming’ build on Thompson’s melancholic themes of love, heartache and urban living. This gig at the Sebright Arms will be Idiot Son’s first London appearance since a previous Pennyblackmusic gig in January 2015.


Dream Maps is the project of London-based experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist Dominic Simpson. His fascination with UVB-76, a mysterious radio station believed to owned by the Russian military has provided much of the inspiration for Dream Maps’ largely instrumental debut album, ‘In Stormy Nights’, which , released in January, has been described as a work of “desolate but ethereal and haunting beauty.” Dream Maps ‘ debut performance will be at this gig.

Tuesday 4th

Global Presents: Ben Hobbs


Tickets - £8adv

South London singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ben Hobbs has made quite an impact in his short career to date. His debut EP, Sweet Enough,

released in May 2016, has garnered coverage from publications such as Billboard, The Line Of Best Fit and Hillydilly, and won him comparisons to artists such as Tears For Fears, Kate Bush and The Police.

Further support has come from Spotify, who placed all three EP singles on their flagship New Music Friday playlist, and BBC Introducing in London, who have championed Hobbs on their weekly show. His debut London headline gig at Servants Jazz Quarters sold out two weeks in advance, and a follow-up EP is currently scheduled for the autumn.

Seabright Arms - Global Presents: Ben Hobbs

Sunday 9th

Glasswerk Presents: Beth Rowley + Special Guests


Tickets - £10adv

BETH ROWLEY debuted with a bang when her first album release charted at number 3 on the national UK album charts.

She went on to sell approx 100,000 units of this album and toured internationally in its support. She was also nominated for Brit award.

Her long awaited follow up release in near completion & 2016 sees Beth start to introduce her new material to the masses both via an active online social media campaign & a year long tour with Jools Holland which sees her both performing as part of Jool’s ensemble & performing as opening act on some of his key dates.

This summer she appears at festivals including Secret Garden Party, Greenbelt and others which she fits in between her studio recording time.

Beth tours her much anticipated new music in the UK from October 2016, all dates shortly to be announced. Seabright Arms - Glasswerk Presents: Beth Rowley + Special Guests

Monday 10th

amini + Still Changing

Doors - 7.30pm

Tickets - £4 on the door

amini is Nio Amini and Mattis Moviken.

amini’s debut EP “between dreams and worldly things” dived into the theme of unrequited love. Their second EP “a whisper in your ear” continues on that note as well as adding the theme of a certain obsession people get when it comes to knowing more about someone’s life after they passed away.

With heart-aching lyrics, husky vocals and progressive and massive drums, they manage to create a captivating soundscape that will drag you into a delicate, dark corner.

Still Changing

Rock guitars, smooth synthesizers, groovy beats and a distinctive baritone voice all play their part in Still Changing's musical playground. The band has dedicated themselves to create music that challenges both the mind and body. Under the surface lies an everyday melancholy that is being treated with a prescription of musical fun and games.

Still Changing has become known for their highly appreciated live shows, showing the audience that they can't only play, but also convey the music they make. This is a band that wants nothing more, than to see people smiling and dancing, leaving the concert happier then when they came. And maybe, going out the door with a postivie, yet reflective, perspective on their everyday life.

Both bands are teaming up for a UK fall tour

Wednesday 12th

Jakil + Special Guests


Tickets - £6adv

Jakil are five Scottish guys living in London who deliver tight, loud and live pop. Following their release of ‘Tongue Tied’ they come to Sebright Arms as part of their October UK tour.

'One of the most intriguing prospects in current pop music' - Metro

'Lots of colour and bags of energy' - Clash Seabright Arms - Jakil + Special Guests

Saturday 22nd

DHP Concerts Presents: Chris Staples


Tickets - £7adv

For some time, Chris Staples was longing for things to return to the way they had been. The way they were before he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and his pancreas failed. Before his bike accident and the resulting hip surgery. Before the dissolution of a long-term relationship. He had been left to pick up the pieces, but for a long time couldn’t bring himself to. “I felt for a several years like I was mourning. Mourning a happier time in my life, or a time when I was more youthful. Everything was different for me after that period in my life.”

But the myths we build about our past are often gilded: we believe things were innocent, that they were whole. Staples, after feeling the seductive pull of that illusion for years, had enough of it. He was going to tear it down. As he began to pick up the pieces of his life, and coincidentally began to write music for a new album to follow his acclaimed 2014 Barsuk debut American Soft, his songs pivoted forward, becoming the new record, to be released in August 2016: Golden Age.

Seabright Arms - DHP Concerts Presents: Chris Staples

Thursday 27th

Lost In The Manor Presents: Flight Brigade + Farrago


Tickets - £7adv

Flight Brigade (Live)

Farrago (Live) Seabright Arms - Lost In The Manor Presents: Flight Brigade + Farrago

Events in December

Friday 9th

Mower (UK) Single Launch


Tickets - £6adv

Graham Coxon favourites MOWER are BACK! Signed to the Blur guitarist’s Transcopic label in 2001, Mower released their Coxon-produced debut album to critical acclaim, lead single ‘Na' making it as NME’s Single of the Week. Reinvigorated with a new lineup, the band recorded their second album with Mike Pelanconi and Stephen Street. Singles 'After Dark' and 'The Morning After' were championed by XFM’s John Kennedy, and also both becoming BBC Radio 1 Singles of the Week for Zane Lowe. The band toured extensively with British Sea Power, Jet, Drugstore and The Futureheads in support of the new album, People Are Cruel. The album was an Album of the Month for HMV and the band sold out their subsequent London shows. After a 12-year hiatus, Mower are back with a new single, sounding louder and meaner than ever.

"The new millennium Kinks on speed!!!" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC RADIO 1

"MOWER fly admirably in the face of convention." - KERRANG!

"Pop music that douses itself in gasoline and plays with matches, always on the verge of some kinetically-satisfying explosion or self-destruction." - NME

“How Blur might have sounded had Coxon managed to wrest Damon Albarn’s hand from the creative tiller. Raucous and rowdy, this attitudinal album throbs with primal intensity….a sharp, self mocking wit worthy of Ray Davies.” - Q Seabright Arms - Mower (UK) Single Launch

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